YouTuber PewDiePie has called for an end to the mega-virus Subscribe to PewDiePie meme and online movement.
PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, explained how Subscribe to PewDiePie started as a movement for fans to rally others to keep him as the most subscribed YouTuber of all time.
At that time, his biggest competition was Bollywood YouTube channel T-Series.
Kjellberg said he did not think Subscribe To PewDiePie who started doing positive and fun things to get attention.
First, he expressed disappointment over the vandals spray act of the "Subscribe to PewDiePie" line three times over the Brooklyn War Memorial in New York back in 2009.
"It's just so disgusting, so disappointing to have my name and community dragged into that," he said about the incident in his Ending the Subscribe to Pewdiepie Meme video. Kjellberg explained that he was doing the act, facilitated by the words removed and even the money to the park where the memorial is located.
On March 15 this year, Kjellberg's online movement was dragged into the spotlight for the wrong reasons again. A gunman opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and posted a 17-minute livestream of his act on Facebook before clips went viral on other social media platforms.
When the gunman returned to his vehicle after the shooting, he could have heard the camera "Remember lads, subscribe to PewDiePie …".
Kjellberg had his disdain for the shooter via Twitter on the same day. In the Ending the Subscribe to Pewdiepie Meme video, he revealed how the incident has affected him.
"To my name associated with something unspeakably villa has affected me in more ways than I shown, I just did not want to address it right. I did not want to give the terrorists any more attention. I want to make it about me because I don't think it has anything to do with it. I put it plainly, I didn't want to win it. But it 's clear to me now that' Subscribe to PewDiePie 'movement should have ended then, "he said.
The Swedish also explained how he did not agree with some media outlets associating his online movement or persona with racism: "No, I'm not racist. I don't support any form of racist comments or hate towards anyone."
Some fans have their support for Kjellberg's appeal on social media.
It's time to stop the meme about subscribing to Pewdiepie. If we do support him, let's support his decision and help him through this …
– MusicPrincess19 (@ MSCPCS_19) April 28th, 2019
it's your decision felix, we should respect your decisions.
– ö𝙠𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙝𝙖𝙣 (@thatkjellberg) April 28th, 2019
RIP Sub 2 pewdiepie meme it was a good run
Leon Lush 🍅 (@LeonLush) April 28th, 2019
New Zealand mass tragedy in March claimed 50 lives including 17-year-old Malaysian teenager Muhammad Haziq Mohd Tarmizi from Kedah.